The tech giant will use Shazam’s technology to identify artists or labels of the small clips and samples in DJ and dance mixes so they can be properly compensated and credited on the platform, according to TechCrunch. Apple is the first music streaming platform to offer a fair fee for artists involved in these mixes and tracks.
Shazam’s identifying tech also will benefit listeners. The Verge notes that Apple Music subscribers will be able to see the name of individual tracks while listening to a mix, skip songs within the mix, and save songs to their library. The tech also will tell you what year the mix is from or which music festival it was played at.